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ALERTS

Theater Party on Sunday, 1/23.  Details.

  Check out the retirees page on the new Welfare Fund website.

GO TO:

psccunywf.org/retirees.htm

Overview:  The Retirees Chapter of the PSC/CUNY is the largest in the union, with over 2,400 members. We even have a branch in Florida. Our major goal is to safeguard critical retiree interests, including Welfare Fund benefits. The chapter also participates in the PSC's activities on behalf of our in-service colleagues and the university. Through the political clout we gain from the PSC and its affiliates, we work to protect and enhance Social Security and Medicare Benefits. We are in the forefront of the continuing struggle for pension supplementation in New York. At monthly meetings, we update members on issues of concern and present interesting speakers on a wide variety of topics. Members can maintain social contacts with former colleagues and make new friendships. The chapter also sponsors two luncheons each academic year: a winter luncheon in January and an event in June that concludes our annual activities. Members of the Chapter receive a monthly newsletter, the PSC Clarion, the New York Teacher and two publications from the AFT.

Our affiliation through the PSC with NYSUT, AFT, NEA, the AFL-CIO and COMRO (Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations of NYC), along with membership in Alliance for Retired Americans and its State and City affiliates, NYSARA and NYCARA, makes the Retirees Chapter a powerful advocacy group. We welcome your involvement.

For further information, or to discuss a matter related to the interests of retirees, contact Jim Perlstein, chapter chair, at (212) 354-1252, by e-mail at jperlstein@bassmeadow.com
, or by mail at the Professional Staff Congress, 61 Broadway, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10006.

Our affiliation through the PSC with NYSUT, AFT, NEA, the AFL-CIO and COMRO (Council of Municipal Retiree Organizations of NYC) makes the Retirees Chapter a powerful advocacy group. We welcome your involvement.

Annual retiree dues are $71.00 for the period September through August. If you join between October and August your dues will be pro-rated. If you are interested in joining, please call the PSC Membership Department, at 212-354-1252 for a membership application.

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Update your membership information:

We are trying to update membership information for the more than 2,400 members in retirees chapter.  Retirees are no longer campus-based which means that the opportunities for face-to-face communication with colleagues are limited.  Hence it is important that the PSC has correct email addresses, home addresses and phone numbers to communicate with members.  Click here to update your membership information.

TTERS             

For 2010-2011 Academic Year

Nov. '10
Oct. '10

Sept. '10

Click here for all back issues from October '04 to the present

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Calendar of 2010-2011 Chapter Events

Calendar

  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, Oct. 4, PSC, 1 pm, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor --- Barbara Bowen on "The State of the Union" and Ed Ott on "Working People and the 2010 Elections."
  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, Nov. 1, 1 pm, PSC, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor -- Clarissa G. Weiss: Retiree Benefits Under TRS and TIAA.
     Irwin Yellowitz:  NYSUT Video of his being awarded Retiree of the Year and Commentary.
  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, Dec, 6, 1 pm, PSC, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor  -- Frances Fox Piven: The Great Socialist Subversion: Challenging Authority.
  • Annual Winter Luncheon, Monday, January 10, 12:30 pm, John Jay College, North Building, Multi-purpose Room, Second Floor, 445 West 59th Street.  Presentation by the Working Theater.

  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, Feb. 7, PSC, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor -- James Parrot (Fiscal Policy Institute): The Future of Public Services.

  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, March 7, 1 pm, PSC, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor -- Larry Morgan and Patrick Smith, PSC-CUNY Welfare Fund

  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, April 4, 1 pm, PSC, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor -- Prof. Ellen Schrecker: Academic Freedom.

  • Chapter Meeting, Monday, May. 2, 1 pm, PSC, 61 Broadway, 16th Floor -- John Bloom, Workers Defense League.

  • Annual Spring Luncheon and Year-In-Review Meeting, Monday, Speaker and June date to be announced.

PSC THEATER EVENING -- JAN. 23rd. The Retirees Chapter and the PSC Women’s Committee are sponsoring the union’s fourth winter theater event, with the Working Theater’s production of “Honey Brown Eyes” on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 pm.  Details.

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Finally -- A TIAA-CREF Booklet Exclusively For CUNY

Thanks to the initiative of the Retirees Chapter, TIAA-CREF has produced a booklet devoted solely to the CUNY version of the TIAA-CREF plan.  

TIAA-CREF prepared the booklet  in consultation with the TIAA-CREF Issues Committee of the Retirees Chapter.

*The TIAA-CREF booklet and the newsletters are in PDF format, meaning that you need Acrobat Reader to view them.  Most all computers come with Acrobat Reader.  However if you do not have it, you can download it by clicking the logo below.

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Click below for:

TIAA-CREF CUNY Booklet*

TIAA-CREF Website

 

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PSC-CUNY RETIREES CHAPTER LEADERSHIP
DIRECTORY 2010-2013

OFFICERS

James Perlstein, Chair

 jperlstein@bassmeadow.com

Joel Berger,  Vice-Chair

contact L Slifkin see below*

Mary Bryce-Jennings, Secretary

maryalex210@aol.com

Officers-at-Large

Francine Brewer

frangail@earthlink.net 

Judith Bronfman

jbronfman@worldnet.att.net 

Martin L. Kaplan

MLKethics@aol.com 

Eileen Moran

eyedon@earthlink.net

Delegate Assembly Delegates

John Hyland

lagsoc@aol.com

David Kotelchuck

dkotelch@hunter.cuny.edu

Steven Leberstein sleberstein@pscmail.org
Cecelia McCall cecelia.mccall@gmail.com
James Perlstein (as Chair) jperlstein@bassmeadow.com
Ezra Seltzer ezra45@optonline.net

Alternate Delegates

Miriam Balmuth

contact L Slifkin see below*

Joel Berger

contact Linda Slifkin, see below*

Peter Jonas

Peter1-J@verizon.net 

Robert Wurman

bobwurman@yahoo.com  

PSC Executive Council Representatives
Bill Friedheim bfriedheim@gmail.com
Eileen Moran eyedon@earthlink.net

Chairman Emeriti

Jacob Judd jjudd18@optonline.net
Lawrence J. Kaplan contact L Slifkin see below*

Irwin Yellowitz

iyellowitz@aol.com

Florida Branch

Carroll Felleman

contact L Slifkin see below*


COMMITTEES

Membership

Martin L. Kaplan MLKethics@aol.com 
Peter Jonas Peter1-J@verizon.net

Stephen Leberstein

sleberstein@pscmail.org

Bill Friedheim

bfriedheim@gmail.com

Eileen Moran

eyedon@earthlink.net

  Program
Irwin Yellowitz iyellowitz@aol.com

Ted Gottesman

jerrygottesman@optonline.net

Jacob Judd

jjudd18@optonline.net 

Lawrence J. Kaplan

contact L Slifkin see below*

Dave Kotelchuck dkotelch@hunter.cuny.edu

Jim Perlstein

Jperlstein@aol.com

Health Care Issues

Francine Brewer

frangail@earthlink.net 

Dave Kotelchuck

dkotelch@hunter.cuny.edu

Jacob Judd

jjudd18@optonline.net

Social

Judith Bronfman

jbronfman@worldnet.att.net

Peter Jonas

Peter1-J@verizon.net

TIAA-CREF Issues

David Berger

lidodave@optonline.net 

Peter Jonas

Peter1-J@verizon.net 

Jacob Judd jjudd18@optonline.net  .

Susan Manning

susan.manning@med.nyu.edu 

John P. McGloin

contact L Slifkin see below*

Peggy Ogden

contact L Slifkin see below*

Howard Reznikoff

reznikoff@msn.com 

Irwin Yellowitz iyellowitz@aol.com

Welfare Fund

Advisory Council

Irwin Yellowitz, Delegate

iyellowitz@aol.com


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Linda Slifkin:  lslifkin@pscmail.org

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